Statement on Announcement of Direct Talks

August 20th, 2010

J Street welcomes today's announcement of direct talks, with the US closely shepherding the process. Bringing the parties together is only the starting line on a difficult road that will demand real political leadership and courage from the parties and from the US and the international community. Read More...


J Street agrees with President Obama on Cordoba House

August 15th, 2010

J Street's Jeremy Ben-Ami issues statement in support of President Obama's statement on the Cordoba House project in Manhattan. Read More...


J Street Urges President Abbas to Agree to Direct Talks with Strong US Engagement

August 2nd, 2010

J Street calls on Palestinian President Abbas to respond to the calls of the international community and to agree to immediately resume direct peace negotiations with Israel. J Street supports US efforts to move toward negotiations in which Israel and the Palestinians are direct participants, and in which the US plays an active and sustained role. Read More...


Statement on Cordoba House Controversy

July 30th, 2010

The principle at stake in the Cordoba House controversy goes to the heart of American democracy and the value we place on freedom of religion. Should one religious group in this country be treated differently than another? We believe the answer is no. Read More...


J Street Responds to Garrett - Ros-Lehtinen Iran Letter

July 26th, 2010

J Street released the following statement regarding the Garrett - Ros-Lehtinen letter on Iran currently circulating in the House, which criticizes the United States' response to Iran's nuclear program. Read More...


New J Street TV Ad Sets Sestak's Record on Israel Straight

July 20th, 2010

J Street announced the launch of a new television advertisement in response to recent right-wing attacks on pro-Israel, pro-peace Members of Congress - in particular Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania. Read More...


Statement on US Tax-Exempt Organizations' Funding of Settlement Activity

July 6th, 2010

J Street calls on the United States Treasury Department and relevant Congressional bodies to launch thorough investigations into whether or not the organizations funding settlement activities on the West Bank named in today's New York Times report have broken the law. Read More...